My company that I came back to work for in the Dallas area consolidated as of January 1, 2020, with a company out of Seattle, Washington. This was announced to our group in early November. For some this is quite the shock for the holiday season. If you have ever been through one of these mergers/acquisitions, you know all the crazy questions going through our teams minds right now. Over my 20+ years working in the healthcare industry, I have learned to roll with the punches and eventually something works out just fine.Continue reading “End of Year Fun”
So I have completed my 36 treatments as of Thanksgiving Eve. This was a good way to end my treatment, on a day when family would be together the next. So how was it you ask? Do I feel different? Can others tell a difference in me? Am I still on medication? How long is the treatment supposed to last? Are there follow up treatments that I have to do?Continue reading “TMS Treatment – How Has It Really Been?”
This blog from a friend is a great explanation of how someone can support grieving parents.
Five Practical Ways to Support a Grieving Parent from thelifeididntchoose
I hope that I did this right Melanie!
We all make New Year’s resolutions, most are to lose weight, stop smoking, find a better job, all of which are abandoned even before we close the door on January 31st.
This year, I am not going to set myself up to fail at New Years resolutions that will end up never being met. Instead, I am going to make a list of things that I am most grateful for and that I pray for peace and prosperity in the new year:
- My children are healthy and in stable, long-term, one married, one engaged relationships 🙂
- My husband is healthy and has a wonderful job that is very supportive of family and home life
- I am back around family and friends who are my support structure through the rough times and celebration team through the great times
- I am healthy, love my job, and have three fun loving fur babies to keep me on my toes at home
- God and I are better than we have been
- Grateful for finishing my book and I am pushing to publish it this year
- Grateful to work on finding peace for the losses I carry daily
- Waking up to a new day ready to face what is given to me by God
- Grateful that I am learning to walk by faith slowly knowing this is Gods plan and not mine
- Being grateful for and taking time to love the life I have
So while others are out making resolutions that will fade quickly, I will say hold your loved ones close, tell them every day that you love them, and make sure you find one thing to be grateful for each day. End your day in prayer of thankfulness to the one who holds you when you can no longer hold yourself.
May everyone stay safe tonight, take Uber/Lyft rides if necessary, and enjoy your New Year. 2019 is going to be a better year than 2018!
This will be a shorter post than the last two, so you get a relief from my crazy rantings for today :). I wanted to give my followers an update on what I hope is back on track for writing and publishing a book. I now have my chapters named, my sayings to start my chapters posted to my book, and the dedication page completed. Continue reading “Update on Book Writing”
So this past weekend started the Mardi Gras season here in New Orleans with parades all over the city. The actual day is Tuesday, February 28th. Last year, we were in Texas for Big Bubby’s birthday due to how early Mardi Gras was. This year, my mom and I are going to a parade with a friend from my office. It isn’t the big on on that Tuesday, but its a parade all the same. I am having another back procedure done on Friday, so my mom is coming in to help.
I think that I have mentioned in an earlier blog about writing a book on this whole experience I am going through. I have found a website to assist new writers (totally for me because it is literally a step by step process). The problem is, now its real. Continue reading “Book Writing and Publishing”
I woke this morning to a Facebook post regarding a classmate who unexpectedly passed over the weekend. I haven’t spoken to this classmate in probably 20 or so years. Due to the loss of Big Bubby though, the pain that her family are going through right now, I know is unimaginable. The coming days and weeks will be the toughest the family will face and will need all the support they can have around them.
I AM CAPABLE!
I can do anything I set my mind to do, so does that mean I am capable? In some ways yes, but in others no. I couldn’t climb Mount Everest (at least not in this lifetime). Capable of carrying on after losing a child though, that’s where I say it gets real. No less real than trying to climb Mount Everest.